About microscopic forms of life, including Bacteria, Archea, protozoans, algae and fungi. Topics relating to viruses, viroids and prions also belong here.

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Post by monny » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:49 pm

VIROTHERAPY-using viruses to destroy cancer. Isnt it interesting?? For the first time we can harness these disease causing viruses to disease curing viruses. Any more info on virotherapy??

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Post by lara » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:09 pm

oncolytic virotherapy can be transductional (the viruses attack only the cancerous cells) or non-transductional(enters other cells but replicate only in cancerous cells).a combination of both isalso used.

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Post by mith » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:12 pm

Viral therapy induces immune responses which can be fatal however you can try to generate a glyco-protein coating to mask its presence
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